Liam Livingstone can be replaced by 5 players if he misses IPL 2021

The Rajasthan Royals were one of the unluckiest franchises in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League. In the United Arab Emirates, the second phase of the tournament began without four-star overseas players, such as Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer and Andrew Tye.

In addition to Archer’s injury recovery, Stokes is taking a mental well-being break, and Tye and Buttler have opted out due to personal reasons. As of now, the Royals have signed Evin Lewis, Oshane Thomas, Tabraiz Shamsi, and Glen Phillips as replacements. Another overseas player could miss the second phase of the IPL in 2021.

Liam Livingstone injured his shoulder during a county cricket match. While there is no official announcement on Livingstone’s participation in the IPL 2021, the Rajasthan Royals can replace Livingstone with any of the following five players if he misses the tournament: 

1. Shaun Marsh 

The former Orange Cap winner hasn’t played in the Indian Premier League for a long time. In the Indian Premier League, he was the first left-handed batsman to win the Orange Cap. 

Marsh didn’t sell at the 2021 IPL auction. Liam Livingstone could be a suitable replacement for the Royals as a middle-order batsman. 

2. Alex Hales 

As part of the Rajasthan Royals‘ replacement signings, Liam Livingstone’s English teammate Alex Hales could return to the IPL. In the other T20 leagues, Hale has been exceptional. 

He can change the game with his ability to score runs quickly. As an opening combination, Hales and Evin Lewis can destroy the best bowling lineups. 

3. Colin Munro 

While playing in the Pakistan Super League in the United Arab Emirates earlier this year, Kiwi all-rounder Colin Munro looked in fine form. Munro is a top-order batsman who can score runs quickly. 

If the team needs his help in the bowling unit, he can also bowl part-time. Munro can replace Livingstone effectively in the RR squad. 

4. Marnus Labuschagne 

Marcus Labuschagne’s batting skills have been impressive. He scored the most runs at the inaugural World Test Championship, and he has also performed well in white-ball formats. 

Labuschagne was an excellent all-rounder in the Big Bash League. RR could be a great team if he replaces Liam Livingstone if he does not play in IPL 2021. 

5. Mushfiqur Rahim 

Muhsin Rahim has never played for the Indian Premier League. But he is an experienced batsman. Additionally, he can keep wickets. As Mustafizur Rahman is already in the squad, the Royals may be able to add another Bangladeshi player to their team for IPL 2021.

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Read Full Story: Jos Buttler Missing Test Series & David Wiese Might Play For Namibia In T20 World Cup 2021

Jos Buttler is likely to miss the remainder of the Test series against India. (Daily Mail)

Jos Buttler’s wife is expecting their second child. Because of the birth, he knew he might have to miss the final test with India. Instead, Buttler may miss the fourth match as well as the Ashes later this year. However, Joe Buttler looks set to miss the rest of England’s summer, as well as this winter’s Ashes, after the captain said he was unable to confirm whether he would be available for the fourth Test against India this week.

It was revealed last week that Buttler might miss the final Test against India at Old Trafford next month, as his wife is due to give birth to their second child on the day of the match.

However, given the fact that the final two matches of the series are back-to-back and the due date is so close to The Oval Test, it appears England will allow the 30-year-old to stay home for the remainder of the summer.

Root admits Buttler could miss England’s entire summer and the Ashes

Asked about Buttler’s availability this week, Root said: ‘That will be cleared up in the next couple of days. Hopefully, we can have some clarity on that and get that across to you as soon as that’s set in stone. I couldn’t tell you honestly either way at the minute. I don’t want to say one thing and it not turn out to be true.’

Given Buttler’s admission last week that he might miss this winter’s Ashes series in Australia because players’ families may not be able to travel to Australia, this move could signal the end of his Test career.

Up to ten England players are considering sitting out the tour, but Buttler was the only one to publicly state his position, stating: ‘One of the challenges is working out where the line is where you say, “I can’t do that“.

‘I’ve sacrificed a lot for cricket and my wife and family have sacrificed a lot. You have to be open to saying no”.

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David Wiese to play for Namibia in T20 World Cup 2021

David Wiese will play for Namibia in the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman in 2021. Namibia’s head coach Pierre de Bruyn confirmed this during a recent interview.

Wiese played for the South African team at the T20 World Cup 2016 in India. However, due to limited opportunities, he opted to sign a Kolpak contract, which prevented him from playing for South Africa.

In addition to six One-Day Internationals, he took 33 wickets in 20 T20Is. In 2016, he last played for South Africa.

De Bruyn revealed that Wiese is eligible to play for Namibia due to his father’s birthplace.

David’s dad was born here, so he’s eligible to play for Namibia. He’s playing in the T20 Blast in England, but will join us after that and is also available going forward after the World Cup, so I’m super excited about that,” said De Bruyn.

He has played 255 T20 matches around the globe and has played T20 cricket around the globe. De Bruyn is delighted to have the veteran player on his team.

“His team, Sussex, are in the quarterfinals so we must see how far he gets there, but I hope he will be able to join for the Free State trip at least. With the experience of playing in various T20 leagues around the world, including the IPL, he will be hopeful of making an impact with his new international team,” he further added.

A Namibian team will compete in the T20 World Cup 2021 qualifying round. They are placed in Group A along with Sri Lanka, Ireland, and the Netherlands. The top two teams will advance to the next round of the tournament.

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RR May Sign the Following Players in 2021 to Replace Jofra Archer

This year’s IPL will begin in the United Arab Emirates on September 19. The management of the Rajasthan Royals has been tasked with another duty six weeks before the start of the competition. It is to find a replacement for Jofra Archer. Due to an injury, England’s fast bowler will be out for the rest of the year.

In addition, the Rajasthan Royals are also likely to be without Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler. Jofra Archer was IPL 2020’s most valuable player, so the Royals will try to sign a replacement soon. IPL 2021 has five possible replacements for Jofra Archer, as seen in the following list:

1. Sreesanth –

In the IPL 2021 Auction, Indian fast bowler Sreesanth did not sell. Auctioneer registered himself for the auction. However, none of the eight franchises were interested in hiring him. The Rajasthan Royals were Sreesanth’s last IPL team in 2013. After that, he was implicated in a match-fixing scandal and banned from all sports.

Sreesanth returned to the Kerala domestic cricket team in 2020/21. With the ball, he took wickets for the team during crucial matches. Even bowled a few deliveries as a leg-spinner. RR’s return to IPL in 2021 should be interesting to watch.

2. Dasun Shanaka –

The Sri Lankan T20I skipper Dasun Shanaka could be an excellent addition to the Rajasthan Royals squad. In the white-ball matches, Shanaka played brilliantly against India. The Rajasthan Royals’ overseas department could be a good fit for Chris Morris.

His career totals 2,208 runs at a strike rate of 143.9 from 108 T20 matches. In the shortest format of the game, his best score is 131*. Furthermore, he has taken 30 wickets at an economy rate of 8.71. Shanaka’s strengths in both departments could help the Royals.

3. Carlos Brathwaite –

Carlos Brathwaite is among the few players who have done well in other T20 leagues but haven’t performed well in the IPL. Brathwaite scored four back-to-back maximums in the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Final to help West Indies defeat England. Right-handed bowlers can also use Brathwaite.

He has played in the IPL for the SunRisers Hyderabad, the Delhi Daredevils and the Kolkata Knight Riders. In 210 T20 games, Barbados-born player has scored 1,923 runs at a strike rate of 136.28 and taken 195 wickets at an economy rate of 8.14.

4. Mitchell McClenaghan –

Mitchell McClenaghan has had great success in the IPL. New Zealand’s left-arm fast bowler won the match for the Mumbai Indians. Despite this, Mumbai-based franchises have refused to engage its services in recent years. IPL Auction 2021 did not sell McClenaghan.

As the Kiwi pacer has IPL experience, he could replace Jofra Archer in the league. McClenaghan has played 203 T20 matches and taken 241 wickets at an economy rate of 8.53 during his career. He can also play in the batting order as a pinch hitter.

5. Fidel Edwards –

Jofra Archer and Fidel Edwards are express bowlers. He played for the Delhi Bulls in the Abu Dhabi T10 League in the United Arab Emirates. Additionally, he has returned to the West Indies T20I team.

Due to Edwards’ ability to trouble batsmen with his pace, the Rajasthan Royals may consider him as a replacement for Jofra Archer. In his T20 career, he has taken 109 wickets. Even in 2009, he won the IPL with the Deccan Chargers.